Too much beer ...
I write in reply to J.Wakefield's lengthy socialist and racist inspired diatribe.
J.Wakefield freely admits that his/her senses are numb as though they have drunk too much.
That may explain why he/she can't list any broken promises or doesn't understand the difference between pork-barrelling and finally having an effective representative who is able to deliver projects once deemed too hard by independent members.
J.Wakefield has fallen into line with the greens and shooters parties, blaming the lack of water on irrigated agriculture while discounting the worst drought in 100 years.
How do SFF propose to represent farmers when they have spent a fair portion of this campaign vilifying a large percentage of the people they propose to align with and represent?
If J.Wakefield read less SSF/Green propaganda and more history, he/she would know that the Darling ran dry at least 48 times between 1885 and 1960, BEFORE irrigation existed on the river or it's tributaries.
If you want to complain about farmers, don't do it with clothes on, or your belly full!!
Steve Coxhead, Moore Creek
A big thank you
I would like to thank some generous people in Tamworth for helping a small school get their primary students to The Sports Dome to view the visiting Starr Science Educational Planetarium last week and back to school safely.
The school had trouble obtaining a bus and driver and as a special offer, Job Link Plus donated $100 to the school to help with the cost of hiring the bus, Fiona's Mini Bus supplied the rest - two retired bus drivers Kerry and assistant Dave offered their services to drive the bus and the Liberty Service Stn near ALEC provided the fuel.
The students, teachers and headmistress were overwhelmed with the generosity of these people and a big thanks go to them all.
From 15 very happy students and ...
Neta Horniman, Tamworth Astronomy Club
From the Paris Fashion Week comes a piece of money wasting silliness, and it's not a dress.
A fashion water bottle, if there is such a thing, created by Evian and others went on sale for $67 (US $47, £42) and suddenly there were 4,000 people on a waiting list for it.
Even the branding of 'rainbow inside' seems odd given that the cleanest water is clear and generally any colour is a sign of pollution.
There is no rule that people can't waste their money on any stupid item and given some of the recent purchases in the art world there seems to be no limit as to how much can be spent.
A question arises as to how could the money be spent more sensibly or even given to charities.
The real concern is not just wasting money on a water bottle but how water is undervalued given that it truly is a vital need in life.
There are so many people that have little access to water and especially to clean water.
A quick check online gives a list of charities that build water projects in Africa.
The first one mentioned, the water project, can supply water to two people for $68 (US $47, £42), a convenient value for comparison.
Surely this is the best way to spend the money rather than for a vanity plastic bottle. Let's supply water to those that need it rather than those who think they will look better carrying it around.
Dennis Fitzgerald, Melbourne